13 days in Cape Town & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

13 days in Cape Town & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

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13 days in Cape Town & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + foot + Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Washington DC

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town day trip tool .

Washington DC, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads, Jandreart Studio, & more). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for slightly colder days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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